Flying through the airport this Christmas? Here’s what to expect

  • Around 114,000 passengers expected to pass through MIA during holiday period.
  • 23rd and 30th December projected to be busiest days.
  • Passengers and visitors can expect free mulled wine and mince pies being served and elves offering a helping hand with luggage adding holiday spirit to the terminal

With thousands heading home to spend the holidays with their families and many others taking a Christmas break abroad, the festive period always bustles with activity at Malta International Airport.

Around 114,000 travellers are expected to pass through the terminal between the 21st of December and the 2nd of January, with the busiest days during this stretch projected to be the 23rd and the 30th of December.

The team at MIA did its utmost to spread the Christmas cheer throughout the airport, by dressing up every corner of the terminal in festive attire and drawing up a schedule of holiday-themed activities for all the family to enjoy.

With free mulled wine and mince pies being served, elves offering a helping hand with luggage, and souvenir baubles being distributed, passengers can expect the infectious holiday spirit to rub off on them.

Travellers who are keen on enjoying a last-minute splurge before boarding can also get their presents wrapped for free at the gift-wrapping station found at Departures.

Departing passengers are advised to double check their hand luggage before passing through security, as certain gifts such as snow globes, contain liquids. Sauces, pâtés, and jams are also considered to be liquids. Moreover, presents carried in the hand luggage should be left unwrapped, as security officers may need to remove the wrapping for closer inspection.

The team at Malta International Airport wishes all passengers a Christmas filled with delight, a smooth airport journey and safe homeward flights.